Kennedy Zano

Kennedy was born On February 27th, 1973, in Rusape, Zimbabwe. The son of one of the originators of the Fine Arts movement, Lameck  Zano, Kennedy has been carving for over twenty years, since he was a teenager. Monkeys, baboons, chimps and the occasional elephant are his main subjects. Like most of Lameck’s students, Kennedy is…

Fanuel Masawa

Fanuel Masawa was born in 1963 in the Makoni District. Masawa is one of the elderly sculptors in Zimbabwe. He started off his career in 1986. Masawi was assisted by Kingstone Runyanga to get into the field and taught how to sculpt by Taurai Maisiri. Up to now, Taurai Maisiri and Fanuel Masawa still work…

Edmore Chinjumani

I was born on 5 December 1970 in Chimanimani District, Zimbabwe. I attended Gunjanga primary and secondary schools. From 1986 and 1990 I worked as a basket weaver. Since 1993 I have trained as a stone sculptor under the supervision of my brother Morgan Chinjumani. Morgan was taught by our father who was also a…

Lazy Namunda

The great Carrier of Lazy Namunda began in the year 1992 at St Mary’s Hall. He received his trainining from Maxwell Gora Whom he worked with until 1995. He went solo in 1995 and he relocated to Bulawayo in 2003 where he worked for 3 years until 2006. He then came back to Chitungwiza where…

Farai Mangenda

Farai Mangenda was born in Nyanga.  He went to school and left at grade six level because his parents had passed away, so no one could pay for his school fees. He then started to learn how to sculpt in 1994.  He works on heads and figures.  He is a father of 8 children.  He…

Wonder Gondo

I was born on the 14th of March 1972 in Gokwe District. I did my Primary Education at Nyamuroro Primary School and later proceeded to Nyamuroro Kubatana for my Secondary Education. After finishing my Schooling, I joined the construction industry where I worked for two years. I then ventured in the music industry as a…

Andamiyo Chihota

Andamiyo Chohota was born in 1976 in Chitungwiza. His family later moved to Guruve  rural region with a rich stone-sculpting tradition. Where he started carving at the age of 13. He attributes his father Luke Chihota as the one who sparked and nurturing his talent. Andamiyo was also inspired by the late Henry Munyaradzi, one of the…

Eckel Nyamhondoro

Eckel Nyamhondoro was born in Guruve District, August 4, 1972. His totem is Soko Wafawanaka (Monkey) and he comes from the Korekore tribe. Due to his large family of 15 boys and 14 girls  as his father had 4 wives, he could not carry on with school because of money shortages. In 1992 he decided to…

Fanuel Masawa

Fanuel Masawa was born in 1963 in the Makoni District. Masawa is one of the elderly sculptors in Zimbabwe. He started off his career in 1986. Masawi was assisted by Kingstone Runyanga to get into the field and taught how to sculpt by Taurai Maisiri. Up to now, Taurai Maisiri and Fanuel Masawa still work…